Tribunal Affirms Bassey Otu As Cross River Governor (

Tribunal Affirms Bassey Otu As Cross River Governor


The Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Cross River State on Tuesday affirmed the election of Governor Bassey Otu and his deputy, Mr Peter Odey in the March 18, 2023 election.

In their ruling on the petition that Otu and Odey were not qualified to contest the election because Odey who ran on the same ticket with Otu as the deputy was still a member of PDP when he was picked to run as deputy governor on the platform of APC, the judges held that selection of a candidate to contest an election is the domestic affairs of a party.

On the grounds by PDP that Otu did not possess the prerequisite qualifications to contest the election, the Tribunal held that he submitted the Independent National Electoral Commission Form EC9 which indicated his academic qualifications and any interested party ought to have gone to a High Court within fourteen days to challenge such information.

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